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AISC design guide announced

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has released Design Guide 29, Vertical Bracing Connections–Analysis and Design, as a resource for various design professionals. The document provides a comprehensive approach to common bracing system design based on structural principles. Topics covered include brace-to-gusset connections, orthogonal and non-orthogonal connections, eccentric braces, connections at column base plates, and gusset plate stability. More than a dozen complete design examples are also included. The guide is available for download at …

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MPI guide now available

The Master Painters Institute (MPI) has released a resource for selecting system options on both interior and exterior surfaces. Architectural Painting Specification Manual includes descriptions for nearly 50 interior and exterior surfaces of different qualities, as well as information on appropriate surface preparation for various applications. Dewpoints, wood types, paint-spread rates, and concrete masonry unit (CMU) standards are also discussed. An MPI Approved Product List outlines how products match up to criteria with full descriptions. …

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Aluminum design guide published

The Aluminum Association has released the 10th edition of the Aluminum Design Manual—a reference for design/construction professionals working with the material in structural applications. The guide is referenced in the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), and it allows engineers to create safe and innovative structures using modern, lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys. Chapters of the guide include “Specification for Aluminum Structures,” “Commentary to the Specification for Aluminum Structures,” “Material Properties,” “Section Properties,” and “Design Aids.” Illustrated …

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ARMA videos released

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has released educational videos providing a look at the various components making up low- and steep-slope assemblies. “Asphalt Roofing 101–A System Above the Rest,” educates the homeowner and commercial property owner in two separate segments. Roofing components such as ice and water barriers, underlayment, shingle-starters, asphalt shingles, hip and ridge shingles, and ventilation are examined. The videos showcase images and information illustrating each component and how they work together. …

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Interlocking concrete pavement software gets an update

Permeable Design Pro Software v2.0, originally released by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) in 2008, has been updated to include computer-aided design (CAD) design output. The program is able to generate permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) cross-section drawings with base and subbase thicknesses. Additionally, solutions for stormwater management in pedestrian areas, parking lots, and streets can be evaluated. Based on the information submitted by the user, outputs can include an underdrain, geotextile, and impermeable …

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Tall building resource published

Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2014 Skyscrapers showcases the most notable tall buildings constructed around the world last year. The book features buildings with innovative designs and integrated sustainable elements. Additionally, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH’s) annual awards process is documented within the publication. The award for Best Tall Building Worldwide is chosen from one of four regional champions, with winners of the Urban Habitat Award, CTBUH Innovation Award, …

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